The Seattle Mariners and outfielder Michael Saunders have reached agreement on a $2.3 million contract for the 2014 season and avoided salary arbitration.
The Mariners announced the deal with Saunders on Wednesday. He can earn an additional $75,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances.
Saunders, 27, has spent his entire career in the Mariners organization. He made...
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January 15, 2014
The Condor – Michael Saunders
It has been a mighty impressive last 7 games for the kid they call the Condor. Michael Saunders is starting to look like the player that batted so well in the leadoff spot for the Seattle Mariners at the beginning of the 2013 campaign.
Speed kills and never slumps is how the saying goes and Michael used that speed to steal yet another base last week...
I expected big things for Michael Saunders in 2013. He was fresh off a 2.1 fWAR season and had just won his World Baseball Classic pool’s MVP. Fast forward to late June and Michael Saunders is not looking good. In May and June, he is hitting .201, and while June has seen a slight rebound in average (.222) he has still been a bad hitter. However, looking at Saunders'...
It has to be a little bit frustrating for batters to see a hot they know they absolutely crushed nabbed out of the air at the absolute last possible moment. Like with this play, if Saunders had not gotten back and jumped up to make the grab then this would have been two bags easy if not three (it looks like it was going to hit right under the line.
Better luck next time J.P.
Last season, the Baltimore Orioles owned the Seattle Mariners taking eight out of nine meetings. This year is a new season as the Mariners completed their best home stand of the season by taking their second straight series taking two of three from the Baltimore Orioles. Over the seven-game home stand, Seattle went 5-2, a positive sign after stumbling through a 1-5 road trip...
Mariners right fielder Michael Saunders has sprained his right shoulder crashing into the outfield wall to make a catch.
He will be re-examined Thursday and the team says Saunders is expected to miss ''some time.''
Saunders left Wednesday night's game against Houston in the first inning after running down a deep drive hit by leadoff batter Jose Altuve. Saunders...
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April 10, 2013
Michael Saunders the Mariners outfielder absolutely destroyed pitches over the weekend in Phoenix, earning the top player award for round one. How sweet is it to say that eh? Mariners fans?
The World Baseball Classic may have been criticized or downgraded in previous years, but the competition appears ready to stay. Although the WBC is not doing well for television...
Seattle Mariners center fielder Michael Saunders had a fly ball bounce off his glove and hit him in the face during Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox. Your browser does not support iframes. It happened in the bottom of the eighth inning as White Sox leadoff batter Paul Konerko hit what appeared to be an easy fly ball to center field. Saunders put his glove...
The Mariners do find ways to lose don't they?
Tonight Michael Saunders is the culprit. He had a hard hit fly ball to center field coming at him and.....
"OH IT HIT HIM IN THE FACE!!!!"
Yelled Mariners Root Sports NW play by play man Dave Sims.
He'll remember this play for a while. (The bruising on his face should be a daily reminder you'd think)
Oh Canada – Michael Saunders
Seattle Mariners – No. 55
Born: November 19, 1986
Victoria, British Columbia
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a baseball prospect?
I know most of us have at one time in our lives, but does anyone truly know how hard it is to get to the majors, and then be able to perform under the immense weight...